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AR porn lenses live on in Snapchat despite ban

Snapchat has deleted Naughty Americas account and taken down the X-rated AR lenses it debuted this week. However, the porn studio isnt backing down quietly, as its distributing the source files and directions for the lenses, and encouraging fans t...

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Lawmakers call for regulation of facial recognition tech

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is calling for regulations to restrict the use of facial recognition technology before it gets out of control, according to the Washington Post. Members of the Congressional House Oversight and Reform Committee held...

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NASA wants you to get your boarding pass to Mars

You probably wont visit Mars for a long time, if ever. You might have a way to go in spirit, though. NASA has introduced a Send Your Name campaign that will put your name on the Mars 2020 rover, leaving a long-term record of your name on the Red...

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Atari shows off joystick and controller for its retro VCS console

When the Atari VCS team decided to remake the retro console, it knew the controllers would be just as important as the box itself. After all, theres no gaming accessory quite as iconic as the Atari CX40 joystick. Earlier this spring, we got a glimps...

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Amazon investors reject call to limit facial recognition system sales

Amazon shareholders have voted against a proposal to limit the company from selling its facial recognition technology to law enforcement and government agencies. The proposal, which highlighted concerns over the Rekognition system related to civil a...

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Why putting googly eyes on robots makes them inherently less threatening

At the start of 2019, supermarket chain Giant Food Stores announced it would begin operating customer assisting robots -- collectively dubbed Marty -- in 172 locations across the East Coast. These autonomous machines may navigate their respective sto...

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Crowdfunded gaming console Ouya will shut down for good on June 25th

Seven years ago, Ouya was going to change the face of gaming. Now its dead. Razer, the company that bought Ouya back in 2015, announced today that it will be discontinuing support for the gaming console. Owners of Ouya will have until June 25th to c...

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Windows 10‘s Xbox bar helps you find and share games

Windows 10s May 2019 Update includes one more notable feature: an overlay made just for gamers. Microsoft has detailed an Xbox Game Bar that provides quick access to controls and social features while youre playing. Invoke the Win-G keyboard shor...

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What‘s coming to Netflix in June: ‘Black Mirror‘ and the final ‘Jessica Jones‘

Netflix packed May with new movies like Wine Country, the animated series Tuca and Bertie, a Ted Bundy biopic and more. Now, its bringing just as much new content and star power to June. In just the first half of the month, Netflix will release seas...

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One of these models doesn‘t exist

Virtual humans are gradually scaling the uncanny valley, and like artificial intelligence, theyre coming for our jobs. A case in point is Imma, a digital Instagram model who has garnered over 50,000 followers thanks to her (its?) trendy, street-styl...

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Consumer Reports: Tesla‘s automatic lane changes pose safety concerns

We found that Teslas Navigate on Autopilot has its quirks, but Consumer Reports is... slightly more concerned. The publication has claimed that the latest version of the semi-autonomous driving feature poses serious safety concerns, making automa...

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London Underground will track everyone‘s Tube trip via WiFi

Transport for London, the UK capitals transit authority, will start collecting data on how people move around the Underground system by tracking phones and other connected devices using its extensive WiFi network. The agencys systems will depersona...

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Mozilla is helping to make web-based VR available to everyone

Even though virtual reality has been in the mainstream for several years now, its still not very accessible. It often takes trained engineers to create, release and distribute VR content. That could soon change, however, thanks to a new project call...

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The best lenses for Canon RF mount

Many photographers keep a cheap compact 50mm lens in their bags, but that is not what Canon has made here. The Canon RF 50mm F/1.2 is over 2 pounds and costs more than 2,000, but what youre getting for that is an incredible sharp lens with an ultra...

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Google Search redesign adds website names and logos to results page

Google is bringing a new Search layout to mobile, and its rolling out the changes beginning today. Now, when you search on your mobile device, youll see a website name and logo at the top of each results card. If Google has a useful ad to show yo...

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Apple is trying to make web ads truly private

Apples privacy push is extending to an area where you might not expect it: web ad tracking. The companys John Wilander has outlined a new system, Privacy Preserving Ad Click Attribution, that would help marketers track the success of ads without t...

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‘Vader Immortal‘ is the Star Wars VR game I‘ve been waiting for

Star Wars and virtual reality always seemed like the perfect mix. Long before the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive were released a few years ago, I was eager to slip on a VR headset, hop in a rusty smuggler ship and wield a light saber of my own. While weve...

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Amazon made social mini-games to make warehouse work less bland

Amazon has turned to video games to make warehouse work a bit less tedious while boosting worker productivity in the process, according to The Washington Post. The e-commerce giant has gamified warehouse workers tasks by reflecting their progress...

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The refreshed Audi A7 hits all the right luxury marks

Driving fatigue can set in after just a few hours behind the wheel. Even when youre behind the wheel of some of the most luxurious vehicles in the world, youre going to want to pull over, stretch your legs and give your backside a rest. The sam...

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Federal judge rules Qualcomm violated antitrust rules

Roughly five months after the Federal Trade Commission and Qualcomm entered the courtroom over charges that Qualcomm engaged in anti-competitive behavior, a federal judge has sided with the FTC. In a decision shared Tuesday night, US District Judge L...

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MIT‘s ‘RoboRaise‘ helps you lift things by studying your muscles

Its all well and good having a virtual assistant like Alexa or Siri in your lounge, but they make for a pretty useless robotic companion when it comes to shifting a sofa or getting a heavy box from a cupboard. MIT CSAIL has a solution in its sights...

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Valve is making its own version of ‘Dota Auto Chess‘

Dota 2s hugely popular custom game mode Dota Auto Chess is set to get not one but two standalone spin-offs. Dota 2s publisher Valve made the announcement on its blog this week, noting that its developers loved the mod so much the company invited cr...

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Master & Dynamic MW65 review: Almost the perfect headphones

Master amp; Dynamic has been making some of the worlds best-looking headphones since 2014. The company uses premium materials like leather and anodized aluminum for its high-end products, while the competition settles for cheaper plastic even on fl...

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ARM reportedly tells employees to suspend all business with Huawei

UK-based chip designer ARM told its employees to stop all their dealings with Huawei, according to the BBC. It reportedly notified its personnel in a memo to suspend all active contracts, support entitlements and any pending engagements with the Ch...

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